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Educators in Action is a blog for educators, by educators. The posts in Educators in Action are provided by our Board, Fellows, State Leaders, and Award winners. If you have any questions about the blog, please contact Leadership Coordinator Jordan Kronz for more information!

  • Which One Are You: College Ready, Career Ready or Both?

    In an effort to enhance students and parents knowledge of preparing for postsecondary options after high school, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System has developed a series of college and career readiness forums to help its constituents navigate this process after high school.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:59:26 AM

  • GoBuild Georgia Builds on Essential Career Readiness Skills

    As a part of our governor's initiative to vastly enhance workforce development in the state of Georgia, an office was created to implement the Go Build Georgia program. The purpose of the program is to help dispel the myth of working in a skilled trade, appreciate the value of earning a skilled trade, and encourage them to build a career as tradesmen.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 11/25/2013 9:59:48 AM

  • Advocating for Career Pathways

    A couple of years ago, our department of education began to fervently push ahead for Career Pathways. At the time, my program, Advanced Life Science: Animals and Veterinary Assisting, fell under the general heading of health careers. With the pathway they proposed, my program would only be offered as a one-year program for seniors. This was very disturbing to me since I had built my program as a two-year program. To be under the heading of health careers would essentially cut my enrollment in half, do away with my dual credit with Purdue University and prevent any certification for lack of contact hours in the field.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/17/2013 4:39:32 PM

  • Being a Connected Educator – Skyping With Future Ag Educators

    Tuesday, I had the opportunity to meet with future agriculture teachers who are nearing the end of their college experiences at Virginia Tech, Penn State and the University of Delaware. Since we are in state mandated testing week in NJ, this was a virtual meeting where I skyped into their meeting. Earlier in the week, they had written some questions about involvement in professional organizations as well as using technology in the classroom. Those questions gave me the inspiration for a topic of being a connected educator.

    Posted by Application Administrator at 6/28/2013 9:23:13 PM

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